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The southeastern French town of Manosque is a delightful getaway that provides easy access to the Alps and the coast of southern France. With car hire in Manosque visitors can travel to surrounding tourist hotspots like Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, Toulon and even Nice.
Boasting a long history, Manosque nevertheless has few reminders of its past aside from a handful of ancient city gates that were in the past connected by city walls. Alongside the large town runs the Durance River. The summer months see the town become busy with tourists therefore having cheap car hire in Manosque is a great way to ensure you can also enjoy the quiet surrounding countryside.
Dining, shopping and accommodation in Manosque are all good, and the town makes an excellent base for staging daytrips into the surrounding area with car rental in Manosque. Saturday is market day in Manosqu, with Place du Terreau filling with stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local crafts. Food can also be picket up at the Place de la Mairie market.
Porte de la Saunerie and Porte du Soubeyran are the two most notable historical attractions in town. These 14th century gates offer excellent photo opportunities and there is the chance to learn more about their history on a guided walking tour. There is also an interesting museum in Manosque that traces the life of author Jean Giono.
Although Manosque has train links with surrounding towns the best way to tour the area is with a hire car. Visitors with their own vehicle can enjoy hiking in the nearby Luberon where forested scenery abounds.